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OCTOBER 2005 IN THIS ISSUE:
TEXT IN RED is a LINK. u u u u u u We have moved Fall seminars Appeals Board Updates New Building Officials Display unit reservations E-mail request and survey

THE BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

Building Codes and Standards has MOVED!

We are now open for business at our new address: Department of Labor and Industry 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155-4341 Phone: (651) 284-5068 Fax: (651) 284-5749

Quick Links on the New Web site
(located in the right column)
Building Official List 2005 Seminars State Appeals Board Newsletter and e-mail list Buildng valuation data Calendar Map and directions MNCODES.ORG Contact Information

u New Web site address www.doli.state.mn.us/buildingcodes.html This web address will take you directly to the new Building Codes and Standards section in the DLI Web site. Please update your favorites with this new Web site address. u New phone numbers Most staff have new phone numbers which are listed: - Building Code Staff Phone List (last page of this newsletter). - On the Web site in Contact Us. Contact Us is listed in Quick Links (right column). u E-mail address E-mail addresses will remain the same and they are listed on the Web site in Contact Us. Contact Us is listed in Quick Links (right column). u New Address and Directions BCS has moved six blocks east of our old location. A map and directions are listed in Quick Links.

If your e-mail address changes, please let us know at If you visit us at DLI, please be aware that cars parked in bcsd.response@state.mn.us unauthorized spaces will be towed. Public parking for DLI visitors Please include your name is available directly in front of the building at designated spots and and phone number so we can contact you if we receive in the nearby visitor lot. You will be asked to sign in at the front a bounce back from your desk and register your vehicle (with license plate information). e-mail address.

E-mail address

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY CONSTRUCTION CODES AND LICENSING DIVISION
BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS 443 LAFAYETTE ROAD N. ST. PAUL MN 55155-4341 (651) 284-5068 • FAX: (651) 284-5749 • TTY: (651) 297-4198

www.doli.state.mn.us/buildingcodes.html

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Contact information for the Department of Labor and Industry main office
443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155 Phone: (651) 284-5005 Toll-free: 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354) TTY: (651) 297-4198 Parking Public parking is available directly in front of the building at designated spots and in the nearby visitor lot. DLI requires that you sign in and register your vehicle (with license plate information). From the west Follow highway I-94 east to the 7th Street exit. Turn left on 7th Street and travel east three blocks to Lafayette Road N. Turn left on Lafayette Road N. and go two blocks to DLI (on the left). From the east Follow highway I-94 west to the Mounds Blvd. exit. Follow Mounds Blvd. to 7th Street. Turn left on 7th Street and travel west 1/4 mile to Lafayette Road N. Turn right on Lafayette Road N. and go two blocks to DLI (on the left). From the north

Follow highway 35E south to the University Ave. exit. Turn left on University Ave. and travel east three blocks to Lafayette Road N. Turn right on Lafayette Road N. and go three blocks to DLI (on the right).
From the south

Follow highway 52 across the Lafayette bridge. Travel two blocks beyond 7th Street on Lafayette Road N. to DLI (on the left).

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The State Appeals Board hears appeals of building code orders, decisions, or determinations where the affected code jurisdiction does not have an appeals board. Sitting on the board is representation from licensed homebuilders, architects, engineers, municipal fire officials and municipal building officials. The law authorizing formation of the state appeals board also creates a maximum number of days by which appeals must be heard. This applies to all jurisdictions’ board of appeals. Appeals to the Commissioner “A person aggrieved by the final decision of any municipality as to the application of the code, including any rules adopted under sections 471.465 to 471.469, may, within 180 days of the decision, appeal to the commissioner.” See Minnesota Statute 16B.67. If you have questions, you can contact Scott McLellan at Building Codes and Standards, (651) 284-5068. Minutes of the Board and Appeal Decisions are posted on the Web site: 10-06-05 Minutes (PDF) 10-11-05 Appeal # 05-02 (PDF) 08-26-05 Minutes (PDF) 08-02-05 Appeal # 05-01 (PDF) 01-16-04 Minutes (PDF) 01-21-04 Appeal # 04-01 (PDF)

State Appeals Board

Congrats!
Congratulations to the state’s recently designated municipal Building Officials:

• Pamela Swanson — City of Hendrum

Exhibit displays
BCS will continue to loan the twopart display units to municipalities presenting coderelated information at community events. Along with the display units (with display lights) we provide a variety of literature and photos you may use if you wish. To reserve a display, contact Jane Schmidley at: (651) 284-5856 or jane.schmidley@state.mn.us She is already located at DLI and will try to arrange specific pickup times to allow you to pull up front, pick up your cases, and be on your way. You can also park in the public or visitor parking spaces.

Two Fall seminars are underway

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Residential Plan Review based on the 2003 International Residential Code

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Commercial Plan Review based on the 2003 International Building Code

About this program This program will demonstrate a basic plan review of a single-family dwelling based on the provisions of the 2003 International Residential Code (IRC) and applicable state amendments. Who should attend Building Officials, inspectors, designers, design professionals, contractors, installers, skilled trade persons and other interested parties.

About this program This program will demonstrate a plan review of a commercial strip center with multiple tenants and occupancies. This program will be based on the provisions of the 2003 International Building Code (IBC) and applicable state amendments. Who should attend Building Officials, inspectors, designers, design professionals, contractors, installers, skilled trade persons and other interested parties.

To register for either of these seminars please go to our Web site: www.doli.state.mn.us - Construction Codes and Licensing Division Building Codes and Standards - right column - 2005 Seminars

For a current list of Seminars and Certified/ Limited/Accessibility class dates go to Calendar under Quick Links on the Web site home page.

Calendar

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Request for e-mail distribution and customer survey
q Yes! I would like to receive brief e-mail notices.
NAME: COMPANY/ORG JOB TITLE E-MAIL ADDRESS SECOND E-MAIL ADDRESS BUSINESS PHONE SECOND PHONE

E-mail topics of interest?
E-mail is an efficient and effective method for distributing information and announcements. We respect your time and promise: - To keep e-mails very brief. - To limit the frequency of e-mail distribution. - To rarely include attachments. Topics I am interested in include: q Anything related to the Minnesota State Building Code q Educational opportunities or information Other areas of interest include:
q Accessibility q Building Plan Preparation q Building Safety and Security q Code Administration and Reports q Construction Materials: _____________________ q Elevator Safety q Electricity* q Energy* q Fire Safety* q Industry Standards and Models* q Legal Issues:______________________________ q Manufactured Homes q IBC Modular/Prefabricated Structures q Mechanical Systems (ventilation) q Occupancy Codes q Plan Review q Professional Responsibility q Plumbing* q Problems: flooding, mold, ___________________ q Roof/Ceiling Design and Construction q Rulemaking q Structural Engineering ? samples instead q Windows and Doors* Other:_______________________________
* Some training is provided with other agencies .

Does our customer service hit the mark?
1. How do you rate your satisfaction when contacting the Building Codes and Standards? q More than satisfied q Satisfied q Less Than Satisfied q Unsatisfied

2. During the last twelve months you contacted the Building Codes and Standards by: (check all that apply) q E-mail q Phone q FAX q U.S. Mail q In Person q Other: ___________________________ 3. Have you visited the Building Codes and Standards Web-site (www.buildingcodes.admin.state.mn.us) in the past 12 months? q Yes q No 4. If yes, did you find the information you needed? q Yes q No 5. We welcome any other comments you wish to share regarding our services. We appreciate your taking the time to respond to these questions. Thank you!

Department of Labor and Industry - Construction Codes and Licensing Division
408 Metro Square Building, 121 East 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55101-2181 Direct: (651) 296-4639 Fax: (651) 297-1973 TTY: 1-800-627-3529

www.doli.state.mn.us

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY, BUILDING CODES & STANDARDS 443 LAFAYETTE ROAD NORTH ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55155-4341 (651 area code) ADMINISTRATIVE State Building Official / Director Tom Joachim Asst. Director Steve Hernick Asst. Director Tom Anderson Structural Engineer Dan Kelsey

WEB SITE DLI: www.doli.state.mn.us BCS: www.doli.state.mn.us/buildingcodes.html November 16, 2005

CODE ADMINISTRATION SERVICES, RULES & INFORMATION Supervisor Doug Nord - SR Mike Happ Dennis Lockwood - Code Administration Mike Fricke - Code Administration Jim Muyres - Code Administration Colleen Chirhart - Rules Barb Jolly- Support Staff Communications Jane Schmidley Business Unit Business Manager - Peggi White - Accounting Alma Kochlin- Accounting -Reception Bobbi Peterson Tovarich Bourne- Receptionist Joy Hennessey - OAS MISCELLANEOUS NUMBERS General Information Toll Free Fax TTY - Local

MANUFACTURED STRUCTURES Supervisor 284-5011 Randy Vogt, SR Duane DeLonais 284-5848 Bill Mesaros Larry Johnson 284-5832 Scott Wheeler Cindy Jackson - Support Staff ELEVATOR SAFETY 284-5852 Supervisor John Roche Bruce Borgschatz Mark Johnson Matt Piper Bill Reinke Gary Reeves 284-5838 433-4967 Darrin DeJoy (763) 767-3871 Jerry Saarenpaa (218) 746-4097 Renee Gavin - Support Staff 257-6546 PLAN REVIEW / REGIONAL SERVICES (507) 931-7500 Supervisor Scott McLellan 284-5844 Gerald Norman, SR 284-5896 Jim Fallon Rich Lockrem Dave Krings 284-5856 Scott Mckown Jackie Waldo - Support Staff Region 1 - Leroy Heitz, SR Region 2 - Jeff DeJarlais, SR 284-5858 Region 3 - Jim Marka, SR Region 4 - Mark Hensen, SR Region 5 - Paul Heimkes,SR 284-5853 Region 6 - Kevin Mealhouse 284-5855 284-5843 284-5847 EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION Supervisor - Mike Godfrey Don Sivigny - SR Peter Kulczyk Nirmal Jain - Mechanical Curt Wiehle - Accessibility Greg Karow Barry Greive Kelly Denno - Support Staff

284-5875 284-5859 284-5870 284-5894 284-5876 284-5849 284-5873 (507) 280-5071 (763) 767-3848 (218) 631-7727 (952) 496-4151 (507) 533-4280 (952) 448-6869 (218) 246-9209 284-5846 284-5869 284-5872 284-5861 284-5868 284-5866 284-5854 284-5857 (218) 547-4675 (218) 328-6518 (320) 234-0367 (507) 831-2930 284-5864 (763) 295-6758

284-5068 1-800-657-3944 284-5749 297-4198

284-5862 284-5874 284-5867 284-5850 284-5877 284-5865 284-5863 284-5845